SHA Board & Staff
The Summit Hill Association District 16 Planning Council is part of the larger Saint Paul Planning Council system, serving as a liaison between the neighborhood and the various City departments and entities.
In order to effectively serve our neighborhood and fulfill our mission, it is critical that we have a Board of Directors who are willing and able to take an active, hands-on, forward-thinking role in not only understanding the needs of our constituents and reflecting them in our policies and activities, but also in making sure they are implemented successfully and thoughtfully. For that reason, each Board member is required to sit on at least one of our standing committees.
SHA’s all-volunteer Board of Directors is made up of 21 members. Each year, one third of the Board members are elected, and are eligible to run for up to two consecutive three-year terms. Also, one of our Board members is an official representative of the Grand Avenue Business Association (GABA); one of our Board members also sits on the GABA board.
The Board is supported in its efforts by a full-time executive director, who is located in our office at the Linwood Recreation Center.
SUMMIT HILL ASSOCIATION/DISTRICT 16
2019 Board of Directors
Hayden Howland, President
Peter Rhoades, Vice-President
Jacob Colling, Secretary
Andrew Gesell, Treasurer
Denise Aldrich, Chair, Zoning & Land Use
Bridget Alan Ales, Chair, Pedestrian Safety & Traffic Calming
Elizabeth Gibba, Chair, Communications
Bruceanne Phillips, Chair, Development Committee
David Kratz, Chair, Neighborhood Comprehensive Plan
Susan Schultze, Chair, Environment & Beautification